FY17 Budget and FY16 Supplemental Budget
On Monday, June 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Eugene City Council will hold public hearings and take action on the FY17 Budget as previously recommended by the Budget Committee. Members of the public are encouraged to provide their feedback on the FY17 Budget.
The meeting will be in Harris Hall, Lane County Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue. You can view the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY17 Budget at http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28071 and the Urban Renewal Agency FY17 Budget at http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28072.
At the same meeting the City Council is also scheduled to hold public hearings and take action on the current fiscal year (FY16) Second Supplemental Budget. View the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY16 Second Supplemental Budget at http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28070.
The Proposed Budget was reviewed and deliberated by the Eugene Budget Committee, during meetings in May which included public input. On May 26, the Budget Committee voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the FY17 Proposed Budget document with the following amendments:
-Allocate $75,000 for Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement ($20K for grants and $55K for engagement) on an ongoing basis and review the funds allocation process among neighborhoods.
-Allocate an additional $40,000 for Sister Cities on an ongoing basis.
-Approve the City Manager’s “FY17 Human Service Commission (HSC) Option” as presented to the Budget Committee on May 11, 2016, as amended below:
--$610,000 Ongoing Support
--$200,000 Additional Ongoing Support Allocation --$810,000 in FY17 Budget
--$125,000 Marginal Beginning Working Capital Priority (MBWC) (one-time funding) --$935,000 FY17 Total
-Allocate $25,000 of the one-time allocation (MBWC) to the City of Eugene for the rest stop program.
-Recommend the City Council review the City of Eugene General Fund allocation to Human Services Commission (HSC) for Ongoing Support funding in context of overall City of Eugene human services funding with the goal of increasing ongoing support funding to HSC to $1.1 million by or before FY20.
-Increase Whitebird/CAHOOTS funding $225,000 on an ongoing basis to enable CAHOOTS vans to provide enhanced service.
-The Budget Committee recommends the restoration of the position of Council stenographer for City Council and Civilian Review Board meetings. Pending Council approval of this recommendation, funding would be added to the December 2016 Supplemental Budget.
-Direct the City Manager to report to or convene the Budget Committee in fall (in advance of service profiles) regarding features of the new corporate software currently being selected in order to understand and explore opportunities that the software will provide for new and better oversight by the Budget Committee.
-Remove from the FY17 Proposed Budget the $500,000 proposed for 2021 and place the funds in a designated reserve. Direct the City Manager to develop clear criteria to guide the use of the reserve fund being created in the FY17 budget.